Faster delivery periods, the highest safety standards
After another extensive review by the Stuttgart Main Customs Office, Balluff has now also been granted the AEO certificate in Variant F, "Customs Simplifications/Security and Safety." It certifies that the sensor specialist and industrial networking provider from Neuhausen a. d. F. complies with customs regulations, properly keeps accounting records, protects its supply chain from tampering through appropriate safety standards, and maintains the traceability of incoming and outgoing goods and an effective quality management system.
As a certified AEO-F (Authorized Economic Operator), Balluff enjoys the status of a reliable and particularly trustworthy partner in international trade. This allows the company to use simplified customs declaration procedures that allow customs formalities to be completed faster and more efficiently.
"Our customers benefit from features such as shorter delivery periods due to simplified customs clearance when importing and exporting goods," explains Hondo Santos, Head of Logistics at Balluff. "As an AEO-F-certified company, not only can we deliver to our trade partners within the European Union more quickly, but also complete shipments to non-EU countries considerably faster. In addition to our status as "known shipper" from the German Federal Aviation Authority, we are now AEO-F certified and, therefore, also meet the highest customs security requirements. In this way, we consistently implement our Supply Chain Security strategy and - thanks to the combination of "AEO-F" and "known sender" - are a highly reliable partner for our customers in this area."
For an applicant such as Balluff to even be considered for an audit, it must have a satisfactory bookkeeping system, proof of financial solvency (credit), a record of compliance with customs regulations over a period of several years and, in the case of AEO-F, a record of compliance with suitable safety standards.
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